SUNSHINE-GIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SUNSHINE%2DGIRL SUNSHINE-GIRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Blood Sugar Diet - update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408700 I have now been on this diet for 14 months and can report that, although it is going well, it is a slow process. This is not the fault of the diet, more like life getting in the way of good intentions. I only go as low as 800 calories in 4 week spurts to keep me on track and I have had many hurdles on the way. A family visit when I told them I dont eat simple carbs and I hate fish so they made me fish and chips. What was not to understand. Hotels where you say no chips and they bring the... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:58:33 EST Still on 800 cals Blood Sugar Diet - an update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335270 Hi folks, just dropping in to give an update on the story of my experience with the Blood Sugar Diet. I am now coming up to 9 months on this plan, so much for people saying it could not be sustained. The most important part of the diet is that I no longer eat simple starchy carbs, so no potatoes (or chips), rice, pasta, bread, cereal or sugar. Also no processed food and everything I eat is made from scratch. <BR> <BR> Every Sunday I sit down with my recipe books and plan my meals for the ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:33:55 EST Thank You - 800 cal Blood Sugar Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278905 First can I say I have no connection with the following reference to diet sites etc except that I am following the Blood Sugar Diet. I am not selling anything and nothing linked to this has any cost implications. It is all free. <BR> <BR> I started this diet on 28th June 2016 as an experiment. I had read about a Professor Roy Taylor who discovered if his diabetic patients had a major stomach reduction operation (either a gastric band or removal of part of the stomach) they could not eat n... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:02:44 EST 800 calorie Blood Sugar Diet - latest HBA1c results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272403 Seems like a long time since I last posted a blog and I have just been reading through my last one in September 2016. I was surprised at how unsure of everything I was. Was this diet really working, would my diabetes improve, I even talked about taking a break from it but was unable to revert back to my old way of eating. <BR> <BR> It is now 5 months since I started. I continue to follow the 800 calories as I do not feel I am ready to leave the healing processes behind yet. The next step... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EST 800 cal Blood Sugar Diet, week 10 weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235134 Starting weight 10 weeks ago 79.2 kg <BR> Started and of week 8 at 76.3 kg (167.5 lbs) <BR> Now weigh 75.0 kg (165.3 lbs) <BR> Lost 0.2 kg or 1/4 of a pound <BR> Starting HBA1c 8.2 in May <BR> August HBA1c 6.6 <BR> <BR> Only 0.2 kg but it is still a loss. I had a bit of a set back last Thursday, got very weepy and upset. I could have been that my house had been full of family for 3 weeks then, after they went home and I had a rest, I suddenly felt like my house was empty. The good news is... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:09:06 EST 800 cal Blood Sugar Diet, week 9 weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230937 Starting weight 9 weeks ago 79.2 kg <BR> Started last week at 76.3 kg (167.5 lbs) <BR> Now weigh 75.3 kg (165.5 lbs) <BR> Lost 1kg or 2 lbs. <BR> Starting HBA1c 8.2 in May <BR> August HBA1c 6.6 <BR> <BR> This is a total loss of 4 kg or 9 lbs in 9 weeks which is not a great loss considering some people are losing that in 2 weeks, some in 1 week. When I look at their losses and I see they started at 300 lbs or more it is only to be expected. I could have lost more but I took a week out and g... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 07:53:43 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Round 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227581 I have completed the planned 8 weeks on this diet to see if it did what it promised which was to greatly improve blood sugar readings, reduce medication and, in some case, reverse diabetes completely. It also has the benefit of weight loss, in some cases rapid and big results, though not for me and that was not my aim. After 8 weeks my results are:- <BR> <BR> Now weigh - started at 79.2 now 75.3 Total loss 9 lbs <BR> Official HBA1c 6.6 (was 8.1) <BR> Cholesterol down to 3.7 from 4.1 <BR> ... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:07:12 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - End of Week 8 - Final Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223139 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. My doctor is fully in agreement with me doing this as my 3 monthly results were excellent. I will also monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of d... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:45:47 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Still here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221248 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. My doctor is fully in agreement with me doing this as my 3 monthly results were excellent. I will also monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of d... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 04:57:05 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220210 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. My doctor is fully in agreement with me doing this as my 3 monthly results were excellent. I will also monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit o... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:14:54 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Visit to Doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215586 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now today). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. The d... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:08:52 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 6 weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214846 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now tomorrow). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. Th... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 10:14:53 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 6 - Blood Results In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214183 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now this week). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. T... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 08:52:00 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 6 day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213109 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 1 week). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. The ... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 08:19:11 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 6 day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211532 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 1 week). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. The ... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 11:18:05 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 5 weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210833 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 1 week). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. The ... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 08:07:10 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 5 Day day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209123 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 2 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. The... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:24:19 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 4 weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206879 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 2 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. Th... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:35:57 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 4 Day day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205684 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 4 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:58:37 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 4 Day day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204741 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 4 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:09:51 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 4 Day day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203607 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 4 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:10:04 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 3, weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203086 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 4 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:38:02 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 3, day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201294 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 5 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <B... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:59:02 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 3, Friday lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200989 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 5 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <B... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:36:13 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 3, lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200250 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 5 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <B... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:17:30 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 2 weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199034 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks (now 5 weeks). I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:59:28 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196943 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR> <BR> GOOD M... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 10:54:00 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 8 - weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195001 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR> <BR> GOOD M... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 04:56:00 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194432 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR> <BR> GOOD M... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 06:01:06 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193933 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR> <BR> GOOD M... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 05:49:04 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193412 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR> <BR> GOOD M... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 06:19:34 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192792 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR> <BR> GOOD M... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 05:52:46 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192217 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR> <BR> GOOD M... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:59:33 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191560 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it. <BR> <BR> GOOD ... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:01:40 EST 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190970 Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo. <BR> <BR> Just a quick note about the diet. It is basically the Mediterranean Diet but with only 800 calories. Rules include cutting out bad ca... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:20:49 EST The day before the 800 calorie diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190588 I said I was going to report back in 2 weeks. However, I have planned my meals for the next week and think I am going to need all the support I can get, even if it is just me talking to myself. <BR> <BR> I have neatly typed my menu planner with calories and recipe page and I know I am going to be hungry but this is for a good cause, to get my blood glucose down to the more normal level. Before I went to see the beep beep nutritionist (she makes me so cross) I had readings for between 85 and ... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:37:50 EST 800 calories diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189826 I have heard about this before but just read the book by Dr Michael Mosley - and he is a real doctor. It claims to reduce or reverse diabetic symptoms in 8 weeks. The diet is very strict but high is saiety so I should not feel hungry. I will report here every 2 weeks to see how I am going. <BR> <BR> Diary today, weight 79 kg. waist 43 inches (measured across the bellybutton) and fasting blood this morning 182 (higher than usual) - aim to lose 3kg and get b/g back to my usual 120 reading b... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:23:34 EST nearly at 100,000 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6039927 What happens when I reach the big 100k. I know I get another trophy but I expect some streamers and fireworks to go off too. Maybe I will get thrown off the site for not losing weight, I lose the same 3 lbs over and over. However, I am about 12 lbs lower than when I first started. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a nice day and reach your goals whatever they are. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:27:14 EST Im sticking to my own ways http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957913 I have had steady weight loss but can sometimes get stuck but, being diabetic, I was having low blood sugar readings in the afternoons. Friends give their views - you don't eat enough, eat more carbs, eat more protein. <BR> <BR> So, I decided to try the Slimming World diet which allows carbs but also says you can eat as much meat as you want - i.e. not loads but no need to measure and good for snacks. Blood test results showed high triglycerides so I show my doctor my diet sheet - he say... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 06:59:44 EST is it a record?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817104 Doubt it, as there are people on here who earn many more points than I do BUT........ I have just passed 90,000 sparkpoints. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:28:36 EST Here I go again - starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786659 I know it is an easy excuse not to lose weight to say that something happened to get in the way. A birthday, wedding, holiday etc. They can all put you off track but I try to plan for such events and can usually manage to limit the damage. <BR> <BR> I have recently been trying to lose 9lbs in 9 weeks, then it was 9lbs in 7 weeks and then 9lbs in 5 weeks. Still do-able I think. So what has stopped me in my tracks now. <BR> <BR> Up to last weekend I had lost 2lbs of the 9, so on track. T... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:28:52 EST you can always learn something new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782718 After having my grandchildren with me for 3 weeks and accepting that my weight would plateau - you can't refuse to share and enjoy an ice cream or a burger with them. Also, I encourage them to cook so I was often head taster for pizza with cream cheese and strawberry jam topping (yes). <BR> <BR> Anyway, when they left it gave me 9 weeks before my next trip and I needed to lose 8 or 9 lbs. Easy I say. Not so, says my body. Nearly 5 weeks in and I have lost 000lbs. How can that be. I h... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:35:39 EST NSV - failed experiment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775648 Well it has been a week since my last weigh-in and DH has put the scales back in the bathroom. To check they are accurate he has weighed himself. He never varies, not even an ounce. <BR> <BR> <BR> Feeling quite good, tummy seems flatter and I got into my white jeans on Friday I rush through and get on the scales. Oh no. I have gained half a pound. Okay, that is not much but you should see my food and exercise record. I have been super good with food even thinking about that extra sl... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 07:39:05 EST Non scales motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773834 I still wake up and think about getting weighed and then have to snap into my new routine. Toilet, wash hands, take blood glucose test, pour juice/water and take medication. How boring, but it has to be done, but I am getting used to not jumping on the scales. <BR> <BR> I promised myself a non scales motivator before the weekend and temptations. I got out my new white jeans. If you remember I bought them when I was only about 2 / 3 lbs lighter but the extra 2 / 3lbs mean't I couldn't do ... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 08:41:44 EST Ahggggg no scales today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771686 Help, it is like a drug. I lay in bed this morning thinking about getting up and my first thought was 'I wonder how much I weigh'. I stuck rigidly to the diet yesterday, did 10 mins of yoga stretches, walked slowly around the shops for 20 minutes and had a 30 minute swim. Good day all round. Having a feel around thought my stomach feels a bit flatter, the midriff is not so pronounced. Let's get up and see what I weigh. Oh non, the scales have gone. Just as I promised, I have asked DH t... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:09:59 EST non-scales challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771154 I have been weighed this morning and I have asked my DH to hide the scales until Sunday night. Fed up of jumping on and off every morning. I am diabetic so I do have to know how much I weigh to control my insulin but honestly, not down to the daily fluctuations of .2 or .3 of a kilo. I even weigh myself after I have been to the toilet and the madness has to stop. <BR> <BR> The disadvantages of weighing daily far outweigh (no pun intended) the advantages. For example, if I have lost half ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:38:41 EST Back to Real Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763451 We have had our young grandsons staying with us in France for the past 3 weeks and any thoughts of dieting have gone completely out of the window. <BR> <BR> We have enjoyed ourselves going out and about. We visited a monkey colony where the monkeys are free to leap from tree to tree above our heads. We went an historic battle re-enactment evening - the French won against the English in 1453. We went to a scarecrow festival and played ancient games as well as archery and pony riding. We w... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:19:42 EST Giving up the Drink - My Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713452 I AM WRITING THIS BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTIES WITH ALCOHOL AND ALL THOSE WHO WANT TO HAVE A LIFE FREE FROM ALCOHOL. YOU ARE ALL SO LIKE ME AND HOW I USED TO BE. PLEASE DO NOT BE OFFENDED BY ANYTHING I SAY AS I MAY NOT ALWAYS EXPRESS MYSELF CLEARLY. IF I OFFEND ANY OF YOU, I AM TRULY SORRY - I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO ME. <BR> <BR> I said I was not going to be on alcohol related forums any more but I do look in from time to time. One thing tha... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 13:15:30 EST GOALS MET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674200 On 1st January I set myself several goals which are:- lose 11lbs before 19th April for holiday - GOAL MET. Exercise 3 or 4 times every week - GOAL MET. I gave up alcohol so no alcohol allowed - GOAL MET. <BR> <BR> I don't think I have successfully completed all my goals before and to time. Tomorrow I head off for a week in Italy with my family and so looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> Will set new goals on my return. <em>224</em> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:28:01 EST Sad tale of my sad scales http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427155 My bathroom scales have been playing up for quite some time. Get on them 3 times in succession and weigh 3 different weights. Having bought new ones I have to accept the weight they say I am. My daughter always says my scales were very forgiving and under weigh her by quite a bit. Imagine my shock horror when my new scales told me I was 7 lbs heavier than I thought. <BR> <BR> It is just a number and I have to use that as my baseline weight and not get too upset about it. I know I have... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 09:00:50 EST